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File #: 22-4828    Version: 1 Name: HLC#22-009: Discussion on amendments to Sections 155.069 and 155.116 of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances related to the regulations governing the Historic Landmark Overlay District and the Historic Landmark Commission
Type: Discussion Item Status: Consideration
File created: 8/4/2022 In control: Historic Landmark Commission
On agenda: 9/8/2022 Final action:
Title: HLC#22-009: Discussion on amendments to Sections 155.069 and 155.116 of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances related to the regulations governing the Historic Landmark Overlay District and the Historic Landmark Commission
Attachments: 1. Draft Preservation Ordinance.pdf, 2. SEC 155.069 H, Historic Landmark Overlay District Regulations, 3. SEC 155.116 Historic Landmark Commission
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HLC#22-009: Discussion on amendments to Sections 155.069 and 155.116 of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances related to the regulations governing the Historic Landmark Overlay District and the Historic Landmark Commission

Description/History
Based on the discussion at the Commission’s last meeting, Staff revised the draft as follows:

· Corrected an error regarding the Commission’s terms in Section 155.069(C)(2) on page 4 of 22;

· Deleted a duplicated provision in paragraph (f) that was covered by paragraph (e) in Section 155.069(O)(1) on page 15 of 22; and

· Modified the requirements for a “no economically viable” application to provide more flexibility in the type of documentation an owner must submit with the application in Section 155.069(P)(1)(b)(2) on page 17 of 22.

The current preservation ordinance, Section 155.069 of the Code of Ordinances, was adopted in 1988 and has not been updated since then. The proposed draft removes obsolete provisions and incorporates changes in and provisions of state law regarding historic preservation and the designation of landmarks.

The main provisions of the draft ordinance include:

· Additional preservation-related terms have been added to the Definitions section.

· The incorporation of provisions related to the membership of the Commission that are in a separate section (Section 155.116) of the Code of Ordinances. The draft will combine all preservation regulations in one place. Also, the powers and duties of the Commission have been clarified.

· The duties of the Historic Preservation Officer have been clarified.

· Provisions for the Historic Preservation Plan have been added. Having a preservation plan is a requirement for a Certified Local Government like Mansfield.

· The criteria and procedures for designating historic landmarks and historic districts has been revised.

· Criteria and procedures for designating officially recognized historic resources has been added.

· The submittal requirements and...

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